This past Saturday, I had the great pleasure of attending a celebration to honor Pastor Stacie Fidlar for 20 years of service at St. John Lutheran Church, Rock Island. It was a joyous occasion not only for the people she serves at St. John Lutheran church, but for the people she has served in our...
In 1920, the Rock Island YWCA opened Camp Archie Allen, a summer sleep away camp for girls. Many girls returned year after year, and spending multiple weeks at the camp. The camp drew in girls from the Quad Cities, as well as girls from all over the area
On October 20th, 1916, a wave of excitement rippled through Rock Island. By the following week, it was crashing through local schools and workplaces. Rock Island was going to open a YWCA. With help from a national spokeswoman,
Due to the success of our last post about the Rock Island High School Teen Parent and Child Center, we have decided to put the spotlight on one of the directors of that program, Amanda LeVan. Amanda has worked for the YWCA for 19 years
The mission of the YWCA is to empower women and eliminate racism. The YWCA of the Quad Cities takes the first part of that statement and puts it into practice with their Teen Parent and Child Center, located in Rock Island High School. Since 1991,
The New Year is seen as one of the best times to make large lifestyle changes. Starting a new workout plan, eating healthier, or even just being more mindful of how you treat your body are very popular resolutions. But everyone also knows that resolutions
The holiday season is always a busy time of the year. With gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and parties to attend, it seems that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas gets shorter every year. Here at the YWCA Christmas is all around us,
If you’ve been to the YWCA in the past 5 years, you would probably recognize Dora, the receptionist, but not before she recognizes you. In her time here at the YWCA, Dora has greeted each and every person who comes in the morning, always with a charming
Looking for something fun to do with the family this holiday season? We here at the YWCA have put together a list of fun and inexpensive things you can do to get the kids ready for the holidays! From festivals to exhibits to lights, check out what’s
The YWCA of the Quad Cities is located just off the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IL. Our historic facility includes our daycare facility, pool and fitness center, and the place2b for homeless and at risk youth.